The Longhorns used to have a fence around Texas, but now nearby programs are rising up, out-of-state powers are chiming in and conferences like the SEC and Pac-12 erode UT's turf.
The SEC is in Texas and already offering 2014 prospects. The sophomore defensive back recruits are providing a perfect example of how the recruiting game is changing.
At one time Maurice Smith was the one waiting. Now with offers in hand and Alabama in the lead, Smith is prepared to make schools wait on him
Samaje Perine shared time with Texas signee Daje Johnson. Now the 2014 RB will have the backfield to himself.
As the 2012 classes are being finished, Texas athletes will be everywhere. Here's a state of the in-state recruiting in Texas.
Prospect a Day: Kennedy Estelle
Prospect a Day No. 4: Connor Brewer